NW Vandals 11U Finishes 2nd At West Coast Premier Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The NW Vandals 11U were en fuego entering Sunday’s West Coast Premier Tournament Championship game at the Keizer Little League facility. When they went out to play the Central Oregon Crush, the Vandals collected 54 runs on 43 hits and seven home runs offensively in three games while their…

Photo Gallery: Cherry City 14U and Clackamas Cavs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– It came down to the wire between the Cherry City 14U and the Clackamas Cavs Sunday afternoon at the Keizer Little League facilities in the Cavs 11-9 victory as it came down to a strong defensive finish by the Cavs in a bases-loaded jam to get out of the…

Preparing For The Dream

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Chemeketa Freshman and Crescent Valley-grad Ethan Krupp will get a crack at making his hometown team this summer once, and hopefully when, the Corvallis Knights tip off the season here in a few weeks. The Storm pitcher signed to a 10-day contract once the season begins that will feature…

Chemeketa Sweeps Clackamas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– At 1-5 in the NWAC South Region standings and on the wrong side of a 4-9 stretch after their 11-1-1 start to the season, Chemeketa baseball needed to pick up some crucial league wins to keep up with the teams in front of them. The Storm rolled in Game…

Chemeketa Drop First 2 Against Everett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa knew that Everett was going to be a tough challenge entering this weekend’s four-game series at home. But as they showed, rallying back from 7-1 down to drop a tough 7-6 first game and traded runs with the Trojans in the second game that included a Jackson Holstad…

A Familiar Face In North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Sitting on the metal bleachers after hanging out in the dugout with the North Salem summer baseball team before their baseball game versus South Albany was a familiar face and a familiar voice recognizable to those who were hanging around the Schaffer ballpark late June of 2016. Joking and talking…

Quick Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: South Salem Baseball vs. Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t how South Salem wanted to end a great season, dropping a tough Playoff Opener to Roseburg 13-1 at home Monday afternoon. Senior Tori Doten would go on to hit a massive home-run in his final game as a Saxons to left field in the bottom of the…

Quick-Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: North Marion-Philomath

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Entering the fifth-inning, it was making it out to be a defensive dual between North Marion and Philomath with one run scored between the Top two teams in the Oregon West Conference with the lone run belonging to the Warriors. For much of the game on the Huskies side,…

Downtown Brown and Saxons Shutdown Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– If Ryan ‘Downtown’ Brown was considered a ‘fearful’ hitter before, it might be time to consider him as a ‘fearful’ pitcher as well following six shutout innings after shutting down the bats of a powerful Sprague team. There was fire there from Brown, the South Salem team as a…

TWO IN A ROW: McKay’s First League Winning Streak in Three Years

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a while since the McKay baseball team has won two League games let lone two-in-a-row. The last time this happened, the 2013-2014 season, that season the Scots had two back-to-back league games and won six league games. Over the next two seasons, McKay went winless and won…

South Holds Off West Salem To Improve To 7-2 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  Much like how they started April, South Salem started May with a ‘W’ next to the first day of the month. To get to 7-2 in Greater Valley Conference and 9-5 overall, the Saxons had to hold off a late game rally by West Salem who got the game…